SAMUEL TIBBS Sr.|
TIBBS: -- Samuel Tibbs, Sr., at his home in Rock Creek precinct, Friday, May 7th, at the advanced age of almost four score years.
Buried Sunday in Rock Creek burying ground.
Samuel Tibbs, Sr., has been a resident of what is now Menard County for more than a half century. He was a brave soldier in the Mexican war; serving under command of Capt. A.D. Wright and Maj. Thos. L. Harris. In the battle of Cerro Gordo, an ounce ball struck him in the breast and passed through his body. He drew a pension. He lost the power of speech a few weeks before his death.
An Old Soldier At Rest.
DIED - At his home in Rock Creek precinct, May 7, 1886, Samuel Tibbs, Sr., aged 80 years.
Deceased had been failing in health for several months, losing first his sight and then his mental faculties. Death finally relieved him of earthly cares.
Uncle Sammy came to this county at an early date, being among our first pioneers. He was a soldier in the Black Hawk and Mexican wars, and lived an honorable citizen, respected by all who knew him. He had been married twice. Both wives and seven children by them died before him, leaving him the last of his family to answer the call of his Master.
The funeral occurred on Sunday and was attended by a large concourse of neighbors and friends. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery near by his old home.
Submitted by:Jeanie Lowe